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Share July 25, 2014 By Maurine Proctor


Beginning this year, Meridian is teaming with CHOICE Humanitarian on a project to eliminate extreme poverty in a region of Nepal that includes 100,000 people. Many of you have already joined our Circle of Abundance in raising money for the project. Devin Thorpe, has just mentioned this project and the efforts of Jim Mayfield in his column in Forbes magazine. Here's an excerpt and ...

Share July 25, 2014 By Ronald P. Millett


A massive coronal mass ejection (CME), a giant solar flare, narrowly missed the earth two years ago on July 23, 2012. Physicist Daniel Baker said that “if the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire.” “Analysts believe that a direct hit … could cause widespread power blackouts, disabling everything that plugs into a wall socket. Most...

Share July 24, 2014 By Meridian Magazine


How can you make peace with a jihadist organization that publically calls for your destruction? This is the dilemma Israel is in. Larry Elder writes at Townhall: Hamas' covenant calls for the destruction of Israel. The preamble reads: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." Article Three describes the duty of all...

Share July 23, 2014 By Meridian Magazine


From Tony Perkins at the Family Research Council As Iraqi Christians fled Mosul this weekend, the horror of having to leave home because of one's faith was met with the further indignity of being stripped of all but the clothes on their backs. The jihadists of ISIS forced out the last remaining Christians whose legacy in Mosul goes back to the very origins of Christianity. According to...

Writers Blogs


Share May 15, 2013 By Ronald P. Millett


During the Sunday School lesson on the law of consecration and tithing, we studied Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s October 2010 conference talk entitled:  “Reflections on a Consecrated Life.”  One passage I read seemed particularly interesting in light of the belief in physical-only chance mutations as the driving force for all biological change.   “A consecrated life...

Share April 04, 2013 By Jonathan Decker


When it comes to resources for family home evening, Sunday School, scouting, primary, youth activities, or Relief Society, more and more Latter-day Saints are turning to Sugardoodle, an increasingly popular website for ideas and materials. One of their most popular products (and one offered for free, I might add), are downloadable pre-prepared packets meant to help maximize the General...

Share Dec 07, 2012 By Ronald P. Millett


As the much publicized and debated December 21, 2012 date arrives, both scientists and Mayan descendants caution against worries of a giant catastrophe happening in a few days. "NASA scientists took time on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to soothe 2012 doomsday fears, warning against the dark side of Mayan apocalypse rumors — frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may come to an...

Share Nov 12, 2012 By Daniel C. Peterson


Back around 1985 or early 1986, when I was beginning to compose the lengthy essay that would ultimately become the core of my book Offenders for a Word: How Anti-Mormons Play Word Games to Attack the Latter-day Saints, I was watching one of the nightly network news programs.  The last few minutes of that broadcast were given over to a profile of the efforts of the Rev. Henry F. Fingerlin,...

Mission to be Happy


Share Nov 22, 2010 By Michael McLean


First day of Forgotten Carols rehearsals and I’m a happy guy.  Reunited with great friends anticipating the best season ever and already having way too much fun.  As we reviewed the blocking of the show and looked for better ways to bring the story to life we found some really fun stuff that’s been buried in the script for several years but now seems to be surfacing....

Share Nov 08, 2010 By Michael McLean


Three days of chores and I’m feeling “chore’d out”.  Don’t get me wrong.  There’s a great feeling of satisfaction getting an oversized load of stuff hauled off to the dump, getting my dad’s car repaired, moving the fire-pit benches up out of the sure to come snow, putting new tires on Lynne’s car, getting folks to the dentist, the...

Share Nov 01, 2010 By Michael McLean


I did something wonderful today.  I gave my wife and my daughter and my granddaughter a gift.  I gave them a nap.  Put them in their napping spots, closed the doors, plumped their pillows took Bucky on an adventure which took all afternoon. I’m currently patting myself on the back…taking full (and I mean FULL) credit for my wonderfulness.  Not taking credit...

Share Oct 06, 2010 By Michael McLean


I was interviewed today.  Utah Valley Magazine has been around ten years and they asked if they could do an article on me for the November/December edition.  The writer was kind enough to come up to Scotshaven to do the interview and as I reflect on our time together I realize something about myself.  I talk to much. I don’t mean just a little bit over the top, to...